Belinda Thorne Tate, who lived in North Falmouth before recently moving to Darien, Connecticut, died March 6 at the age of 82.
She was the wife of Barry David Tate. They were married for 57 years at the time of his death last May.
Originally from Illinois, she was born in Chicago and raised in Hinsdale. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1960, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and elected to the Morton Board Honorary.
She met Mr. Tate in 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, while working as a kitchen designer in the same building where he worked as a construction draftsman for the Milwaukee Gas Company. They were married in June 1963 at the Union Church in Hinsdale, Illinois.
The couple spent the early years of their marriage in San Francisco, where their daughter and son were born, but left California to raise their children back in Hinsdale, closer to family.
Ms. Tate earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from George Williams College in 1982, whereupon the family moved to Chappaqua, New York, when her husband became president of a commercial mortgage lending company.
Four years later the couple moved to Riverside, Connecticut, and Ms. Tate began her second career as a counselor at Greenwich Hospital and at an employee assistance program.
She and her husband moved to Falmouth in 1995; here, Ms. Tate was a counselor at Gosnold Treatment Center until her retirement.
She leaves her children, Kimberly Barker of Norwalk, Connecticut, and Brian Tate of Charlotte, North Carolina; five grandchildren; a brother, Donald Thorne of Scottsdale, Arizona; and extended family.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.